Castor markets have been remarkably stable since our last report trading in a range of roughly US$50/mt despite seed arrivals picking up sharply in the second half of April.
The market is short on supply, and there is much forward speculation and uncovered demand.
FDL have developed a concentrated tea extract with a high caffeine content which is perfect as a standalone high impact tea, but is also an excellent extract for use in energy drinks.
Since highs in 2012 the price of Sucralose has come down to what appears to be its bottom level.
Menthol Market Update – March 2015
Menthol prices have firmed recently as we enter the main Mint planting season in India on expectations of a substantially smaller crop in 2015.
The Linseed EU crop is now estimated at c.90,000MT, but within this figure, the UK crop is materially lower at max 25,000MT (2013: 50,000MT) on the back of good crop conditions in autumn 2013
At the annual Solvent Extractors Association Castor Conference in Ahmedabad recently, AC Nielsen announced an expected India Castor seed crop of 1,295,000mt for 2015.
Availability from origin remains tight yet the previously high prices appear to be behind us, as they have again fallen by another 3-5% returning to similar pricing seen at the same time last year.
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